Stirling Albion winger Moses Olanrewaju says he is delighted to have committed his future to the club after he signed a new professional contract.

The teenager linked up with the Binos' Under-20s last summer and overcame a string of injuries to make his first-team debut last month.

Now the former Stevenage forward has put pen to paper on a new deal which will see him ply his trade at Forthbank until the end of next season at the earliest, and he says he is looking forward to repaying the faith Albion have shown in him.

Olanrewaju told Stirling News Sport: “I am really happy to have signed a new contract because I have had to be patient. I might not have got off to a good start with injuries which meant I couldn't get into the team, but I have kept my head down and worked hard. I am in the right hands and I am at the right club. The club have supported me and given me all the advice I have needed to make myself a better player, so I am happy to dedicate myself to Stirling Albion for next season.

“I'm very grateful to the manager and the club for showing faith in me because it wasn't easy, especially coming up here by myself. They have been like parents and guardians to me so I am really happy and hopefully I can repay them by helping us get into the playoffs.”

The 19-year-old is now hoping to kick on and force his way into the Binos' starting lineup for a crucial run-in which could see them force their way into the promotion playoffs.

He said: “I believe I have done well when I have come off the bench in the last couple of games and I had a good chance to score against Berwick, but the defender has made a good block. I am being patient and hopefully when I do get that start I can help us to bounce back.”

Albion are looking to get back to winning ways after two straight defeats when they host table-toppers East Fife on Saturday, and Olanrewaju insists they will be going all out to secure a vital three points.

He added: “East Fife are one of the best teams in the league and they are in a great position at the moment but what we need to do is get ourselves in amongst those teams at the top. We have a great manager, a great set of players and probably the best pitch in the league. There will be no excuses. We will work our socks off because we need to pick up any points we can for the rest of the season.”